Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Incomparable Correspondence

Today is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Doctor of the Church. From his Treatise on the Love of God, Book I, Chapter 15:

But besides this affinity of likenesses, there is an incomparable correspondence between God and man, for their reciprocal perfection: not that God can receive any perfection from man, but because as man cannot be perfected but by the divine goodness, so the divine goodness can scarcely so well exercise its perfection outside itself, as upon our humanity: the one has great want and capacity to receive good, the other great abundance and inclination to bestow it.

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